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Givens Brown Strickler Journal

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0286
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of a diary by Givens Brown Strickler written while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island during the American Civil War and four photographs of the diary.
Dates: 1863 - 1865

Henry Lee Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0143
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Henry Lee III's diary and correspondences. It includes transcripts of the diary and his land grants.
Dates: 1779 - 1813

Jane Isabella Watt White Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0265
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, diary, and correspondence of Jane Isabella White, including records of births and deaths, comments about the Civil War, and religious meditations.
Dates: Inclusive 1848-1878; Majority of material found within Bulk 1855-1865

John M. Godown Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0209
Scope and Contents Included in the papers are diaries, letters, and 25 photographs; also included are letters of several generals and high ranking officers of the American Civil War; Godown's diary is dated 1853-1861; his letters are dated 1861-1865; General Henry Lawton's letters are dated 1886-1899; and the family photographs are dated 1873-1935.
Dates: 1849 - 1935

Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0201
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of photocopies of American Civil War letters written to and from Joseph Shaner and his family. It also includes a portion of Shaner's 1862 diary, his service records, one photograph, obituaries, history, reminiscences, and genealogies (1754-1978) pertaining to the Shaner family and other Rockbridge County families.
Dates: 1861 - 1865

Joseph James Murray Diaries

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0302
Scope and Contents The diaries give a precise record of Joseph James Murray's four years as superintendent of home missions in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as of his life as pastor, family man, traveller, lover of the arts and ornithologist while in Lexington, Virginia (1924-1968). Reminiscences include information about his family, including his wife, Jane Dickson Vardell Murray, and children, J. J. (Jimmy) Murray, Jr. and Jane Murray, and close friends, including Matthew Paxton, Nell Paxton, James G....
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1968

Michael Reid Hanger Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0173
Scope and Contents This typescript of a diary by Private Michael Reid Hanger of the Rockbridge Rifles, which was part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at different times during the American Civil War, includes descriptions of military action within the Shenandoah Valley and Fairfax County, as well as the First Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson, Rockbridge County citizen and soldier James K. Edmondson, and several Washington College alumni are mentioned. Text of the diary is supplemented...
Dates: Inclusive 1861

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

Robert Hanson Fleming Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents His diary describes Fleming's flight to Augusta, Ga. after the fall of Richmond, guarding the specie of the Confederate treasury. There is also a furlough permit, May 2, 1865, signed by Commandant William H. Parker.
Dates: Inclusive Mar. 28-May 16, 1865

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